UHV Appoints LaCour, Morales to President’s Advisory Council
A Fort Bend County resident for over 15 years, Morales is currently the director of economic development for the city of Sugar Land. She also serves on the board of directors for Scenic Houston and has been involved with a number of philanthropic organizations, including the Red Cross and Rotary International.
LaCour is president and CEO of the Katy Area Economic Development Council. Over the last 15 years, he has directly assisted in the creation of over 6,500 jobs and nearly $1 billion in capital investment. He holds memberships in several economic development councils as well as CoreNet and Team Texas.
“We are delighted the Ms. Morales and Mr. LaCour will be serving on the PAC,” said UHV President Tim Hudson, who announced the appointments at the advisory council’s summer meeting. “They will enhance representation from the critical greater Fort Bend area at a time when UHV is rapidly expanding its presence there.”
The council’s 20 members serve both as advisers to the president, providing a critical external perspective, and as advocates for the university to the surrounding community. Both Morales and LaCour will serve a three-year term on the council.
The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.